Pope Benedict XVI is making his first papal trip to Britain, beginning Thursday. Britons interviewed expressed a range of emotions about Pope Benedict XVI and his visit, ranging from anger to indifference.
American hiker Sarah Shourd's release was supposed to be a 'gift' from Ahmadinejad, who heads to the United Nations next week amid intense international pressure. But his actions riled conservatives in Iran.
Killer shrimp are invading UK waters and raising concern among scientists. Killer shrimp may threaten the balance of life in fresh-water ecosystems.
While hiking in mountainous Iraqi Kurdistan on July 31, 2009, three Americans – Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, and Joshua Fattal – were detained by Iranian border guards for alleged espionage. Ms. Shourd was released by Iran on Sept. 14, 2010 on $500,000 bail for 'humanitarian' reasons. Mr. Bauer and Mr. Fattal were released on Sept. 21. on $500,000 bail each.
In a first, Japan's foreign minister apologized to a group of former US World War II prisoners of war for inhumane treatment. The timing of the apology raises some questions.
Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who advocates banning the Quran, is expected to attend an event near ground zero to commemorate September 11 and rally opposition to Islam.
Afghanistan's history is replete with examples of insults against religion -- real or imagined -- fueling uprisings against foreign powers.The Quran burning threat is just the latest.